Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity

Ad hoc Working Group on Implementation, Monitoring and Accountability proposed members

Professor Fiona Bull MBE, PhD, Msc.

Director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health at the University of Western Australia and President of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health

Professor Bull holds Visiting Professorships at Loughborough University (UK) and at the Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University (UK). Previous appointments in government include working at the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, USA and the World Health Organisation in Geneva.

She has a background in public health, spatial epidemiology, exercise science, physical activity, and education. Her research focusses on the prevention of chronic disease and specifically the promotion of active healthy lifestyles. Her interests span measurement, population surveillance, program evaluation, understanding the causes of unhealthy behaviours at the individual, social and environmental level and developing and testing programs and policy interventions. She has an applied focus and seeks to translate research into practical solutions and policy.

She works closely with government and industry partners and in a multi-disciplinary research environment. Recent work on public open space has won three industry awards in 2013/2014.

She has extensive experience in national and international research and policy and has supported the global public health agenda to promote healthy living leading the development of the "Toronto Charter on Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action (2010)" and the "NCD Prevention: Investments that work for physical activity (2011)". To date, Professor Bull has over 160 scientific publications, book chapters and reports, research funding of over $16 million. In 2014 her contribution to research and policy was recognised with the award of an MBE.